Help import Mark Steyn before the GST kicks in

January 29, 2015

From James Bolt

Did you think your Christmas shopping was cheap last year? Well, the federal government’s putting a stop to that. They are considering extending the GST to overseas online purchases of under $1,000 in value. As research from the IPA’s Dr Mikayla Novak shows in this report, and as she wrote in The Canberra Times last week, this isn’t going to achieve anything other than increasing the cost of living.

Here are the best articles you may have missed since we last sent Hey:

Hey may have had a break, but the IPA has been working tirelessly to defend freedom. A major report on teaching conditions by IPA Research Fellows Vicki Stanley and Darcy Allen was covered on the front page of The Australian in December. Vicki wrote this article for The Australian on how teaching ability has little to do with how much teachers get paid.

And the IPA has some exciting announcements to make.

First off, the IPA is delighted to announce that Mark Steyn has accepted our invitation to tour Australia in 2015. We’d be very grateful for your donations to help us bring Mark to Australia to fight for free speech.

Today we have launched a special Young members category of membership. Every new Young member who joins before Friday 27 March will go into the draw to win lunch with Australia’s most-read columnist Andrew Bolt and IPA Executive Director John Roskam. Find out more here.

The IPA will be hosting Climate Change Briefing Sessions with Professors Bob Carter and Stewart Franks to coincide with the release of Climate Change: The Facts 2014. These sessions will be held in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, and you can register here.

The IPA’s John Roskam and Sinclair Davidson will be discussing the lessons for the Liberals from the Victorian election with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance tomorrow night in Melbourne.

Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson will be speaking to the National Press Club on 18 February. Bookings are now open.

Finally, the HR Nicholls society will be hosting renowned industrial relations expert Professor Bernd Fitzenberger across Australia in February, register here.

Here are the 10 best articles from IPA staff over the break:

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